Thursday, January 10, 2008

no wonder it wasn't working!

I have really been trying to get my holiday weight gain back off for the past week and a half or so. I put on about 4 pounds or so from my lowest weight in the past couple of months and I really do kind of feel it. Weird huh, since I've lived most of the past 15 years way above this weight.

Anyway. I jumped on the scale yesterday morning knowing that I had had 2 really great OP days before that with lots of water to flush out my Sunday excursion to FatBurger. I wasn't down hardly at all. Like from 156.4 to 156 even. WHAT THE HECK?!?!

I was thinking, I've had my water, I've gotten in my fruits and veggies well and my dairy servings and had adequate protein (meaning that the points I've consumed were healthy foods and not just junk) and I've stuck to my DPA. Plus I cut back one point from last week.

That's when it hit me. Before I hit goal, I was at a DPA of 23. With maintenance I added 4 to give me 27. I thought I'd back off ONE point for this week to see a loss. Um, I'm still maintaining because I am still eating way above what I should be to lose!

Yesterday I backed it back down to 23 points for the day. Well, I did go over by one, but I can probably deal with that since I took care of 4 kids ages 4 and under for a good chunk of the day. That meant that most of the day I was carrying around at least one other 20 pound body.

So here's hoping to see those pounds melt away now that I have finally figured out how much I should be eating each day. And making myself start my day with water is really working well for me. I have told myself that I at least have to get in 32 oz before I drink a coke (diet of course!!!) and I've done it. This morning I really did not want to chug my water bottle, but I did and I felt so much better. Also, I'm usually starving in the morning so by drinking all that water then eating something small, I am satisfied for a while and not munching while the kids get ready for school. It's hard not to clean up after them all the time. That was a big part of my weight gains in the past I'm sure.

Well, that vacuum cleaner is calling my name. Don't you wish you were me? Spending your day doing laundry and picking up toys and vacuuming and feeding small children and wiping bottoms? Then again, I get in a lot of activity that way!

6 comments:

Kate said...

I bet that weight will fly off in no time now that your back down to you "losing" DPA. Good job on figuring that out, I would've been another couple weeks before I did!

Kathy said...

Let me see...your day compared to mine...hmmm...I'm thinking...bwah...ha...ha!!! Are you kidding? Although, I am working on your Pay It Forward project! So you do benefit in some way from my idle life!

Roni said...

I do that too. We get caught up in maintenace mode we forget how many less points it is to lose!!

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

I wonder how many AP's we earn for bum wiping? It's got to be a lot... I'm sure...

Gardener Greg said...

I am betting you are loosing again now. I know for me it is a combination of volume and eating the right foods. I have found that quantity alone doesnt doesn't work for me. I think I will have another frozen grape. :)

No Where to Run ... said...

your life sounds like mine! ha! thanks for reminding me to drink more water BEFORE my diet coke...that's a tough one!